Thistledown's Alexia Knightrider
Alexia is the fawn / recessive black daughter of our 4X blue ribbon-winning pinto Aurora, and our Champion true black herdsire, Peruvian Knightrider. Her full sister, Agnes, is a pinto like their dam, but Alexia appears to be solid fawn. From a genetic perspective, breeding a white spot with a solid should produce a solid offspring 50% of the time, and a white spot offspring 50% of the time, so these results conform with that theory of color inheritance. Alexia has soft-handled, crimpy fiber and the most beautiful face. Both her parents have excellent conformation and coverage and with two black grandparents, one grey and one white, Alexia should be a good choice to produce black and grey offspring. We are considering keeping her in our breeding program as a replacement for her dam, Aurora, who is currently available for sale.

Awards: Too young to show until Fall 2008. 

ARI# 31144346 Color: Medium Fawn DOB: November 21, 2007 Unproven

Dam, Aurora
Alexia's dam, Aurora, has won a blue ribbon in every show she has entered, including Estes Park and MaPaca! An eye-catching dark fawn and white pinto princess, she has fineness, density and grey genetics out of Patagonia's herd. A daughter of the grey Ulysses, who at 6.5 years of age had a histogram of 21.7/ 4.6/ 21.2/ 5.3 > 30, Aurora is also a Mr. President granddaughter, with the personality, conformation and looks to match her outstanding heritage. 

Aurora's awards: Aurora placed first in halter at the 2002 Estes Park Wool Market, first at the 2002 HARTS Fall Fiber Festival, and first at Alpacas 4U, Lincoln NE 2002. In 2004, she won another blue ribbon in the MaPaca 2004 fleece show, with 200 fleeces in show.

Sire, Peruvian Knightrider

Alexia's full sister, Agnes
The son of two true black Peruvian imports, 5Peruvian Black Ice and 6Peruvian Anastasia, Alexia's full Peruvian sire offers rare black West Coast genetics in a magnificent package!  Knightrider has excellent conformation and beautiful dense, crimpy fiber with great staple length and handle, particularly for a mature black breeding male. 

Knightrider's awards: He  is a multiple ribbon-winner, placing second in full fleece halter at the 2002 AOBA National Conference, second at the 2002 Eastern Alpaca Jubilee, second at the 2002 PAOBA Breeders Showcase and first at the 2002 MI Int. Alpacafest (shorn). The following year he placed first at the 2003 PAOBA Breeders Showcase, third at the 2003 AOBA National Conference, first at the 2003 SE PA Alpaca Show (shorn), and first at the 2003 NY Empire Extravaganza (shorn). In 2004 he rounded off his showring career by winning a blue ribbon and Reserve Color Championship at the Virginia Classic!

Alexia, November 2007